We had the good fortune of connecting with Dereck Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dereck, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote is “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.” The reason it is so important to me is that it reminds me not to fixate on everyone else around me. Instead, locking that focus onto myself and my craft. If your only competition is yourself, then you’ll inevitably evolve every day. The only person you’re trying to beat is the version of yourself yesterday. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I witnessed a lot at a young age but my distractions from it all were superheroes, sports, dancing, and music. The superhero aspect always stuck with me. I began to envision people I looked up to as heroes, but as I got older and got to analyze the characters I started to realize their stories resembled family members and me. The personalities, the symbolism, the hardship they go through. So, in light of that, I’ve always connected the comic characters with my own personal stories. Each song is named after a comic character. Representing them through my life stories. I feel like this idea specifically has been what separates me from my peers. Gaining the attention of Grammy award-winning and platinum-selling producers such as the legendary S1. Being myself has brought many blessings, but there is still a long way to go. The process is extremely stressful at times but I remind myself to keep moving forward. No matter what, I always keep moving forward. Pain is temporary, and the failures are just blessings in disguise. My main goal is to inspire as many people around the world to just be themselves. Believe in your imagination, speak your truth.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I honestly couldn’t tell you because I’m at home working most of the time. If I was to take them out somewhere though, everyplace would have something to do with food. I love food.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out my wife Yaz, she’s been there through thick and thin. Consistently, right there providing encouragement and checking me when I’m losing focus. She makes sure I never lose sight of the vision to bring my dream to fruition. It takes a special person to not stand in the way of their spouse’s dream, but encourage them to pursue it. It’s been a long road to making this dream come true but she’s been there every step of the way and I’m forever grateful for that.

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Image Credits
Dereck Scott Temitayo Agoro

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